Students at Augusta Christian Schools will have a little longer summer break than had been expected.
Administrators decided to postpone the start until Thursday.
Interim Headmaster Dr. John Bartlett said renovations, remodeling, construction and landscaping projects need finishing touches before students arrive.
For the past three years, middle and high school pupils have attended the Baston Road campus, and elementary pupils attended the Furys Ferry Road campus.
School officials closed the Furys Ferry Road campus after spring semester, and major renovations were needed at the Baston Road campus in preparation for uniting the students.
"We have had a divided campus for about three years, and a number of parents felt that spoiled the Augusta Christian spirit," Bartlett said. "That spirit was the hallmark of the school.
"The family spirit here is amazing and some thought that was lost when we split our campus."
Reuniting the students has been a major undertaking, he said, and a few more days will be needed to get the single campus ready for this year's classes.
"Our director of maintenance came to me and said it would be very helpful to finish minor projects if we could delay the start of school," Bartlett said.
Augusta Christian's administrative council agreed to the three-day delay, and parents and students were immediately notified.
To make up for the delay, two-day breaks in both October and February have been reduced to one day and the school year extended by one day.
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